Data Engineer - Technology Innovation Center

J Harlan Associates - New York, NY

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Data Engineer at a prominent Asset Manager in their NYC Technology Development Center.

The Data Engineering team is at the forefront of innovation as they embark on building Data Science, Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning capabilities to transform large amounts of structured and unstructured data such as text, time series, and events into machine-readable knowledge fueling applications and the investment decision making process. This is a very young team, enabling you to make an impact from the onset.

Technologists at this organization are playing a key role in helping build the future of financial services, working together with business partners to create client experiences that are changing the way people invest. They’re looking for Data Engineers to join their new Technology Development Center in Manhattan. They want technologists with a fresh perspective who are passionate about solving complex business, data and technical challenges.

You’ll work with smart, talented people across their business to create groundbreaking, next-generation applications for n-tier cloud architectures. You’ll be involved, hands-on, through the entire development cycle. And you’ll redefine the way our traders, portfolio managers and analysts serve our clients.

They will expect you to be agile / to lead / to think outside the box. In return, they’ll give you challenging work that has an impact / Opportunities to learn and grow / and a collaborative culture that encourages every member of our team to bring their point of view to the table—because that’s how we help our clients succeed.

Principal Responsibilities:

The team is tasked with building next generation data analysis platforms and are responsible for the ingestion and processing of large, disparate datasets and application of advanced statistical and machine learning methods to produce models and prescriptive data that result in better decisions by their Portfolio Managers, Analysts, and Traders, Quants and / or applications.

  • Design, develop, test, and deploy elegant software solutions across the firm
  • Partner with business leaders to define priorities and deliver custom solutions
  • Engineer world-class products with maximum efficiency and agility
  • Enable improvement of the engineering team through shaping of tools, processes and standards
  • Adopt new technologies to improve existing frameworks of data flow and monitoring
  • Interact with Investment professionals to understand their workflows and requirements
  • Collaborate with your engineering manager to enable a fit-for-purpose application portfolio consistent with the target architecture and operating model
  • Produce comprehensive, usable dataset documentation and metadata
  • Evaluate and make decisions around dataset implementations designed and proposed by peer data engineers
  • Ensure excellent customers relationships

The ideal candidate would have a background and a deep passion for working with data and developing software to address data processing challenges

Required Experience:

  • Advanced Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computing, Quantitative Finance or other Quantitative, Numerical or Computing discipline
  • Proficiency within one or more programming languages including Python, Java, C, C++, C#, R or JavaScript.
  • Proficiency with multiple data platforms including RDBMS, NoSQL, MongoDB, Spark, Hadoop
  • Experience with some of the following areas: Distributed Computing, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Cloud Platform Development, Networking, and/or REST Service Development
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment

Core Capabilities & Attributes:

  • Exceptional technology skills; Recognized by your peers as an expert in your domain
  • Craftsman-like approach to building software; Takes pride in engineering excellence and instils these values within the team and others
  • Participating in the design of effective engineering processes
  • Product development expertise
  • Architecture, craftsmanship & engineering discipline
  • Domain skills & experience
  • A proponent of strong collaborative software engineering techniques and methods: Agile development, continuous integration, code review or pairing, unit testing, refactoring and related approaches
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; demonstrated ability to employ fact-based decision-making to resolve complex problems, by applying logic analysis, experience and business knowledge
  • Possess a passion for technology and staying sharp in your craft by keeping on top of new technologies, tools and trends
  • Ensure and manage excellent customers relationships
  • Demonstrable passion for technology (e.g. personal projects, open-source involvement) while using their problem-solving capabilities to deliver solutions utilizing a top end engineering approach

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services/ products they deliver. An individual with a passion for data engineering, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

If you or anyone in your network would be interested in this opportunity, please send resume to Jerry Goldberg at jgoldberg@jharlan.com or directly contact us at (212) 792-0099

About the Client:

The firm is a publicly owned global asset management firm with $800 billion dollars of AUM. The firm offers funds, advisory services, account management, and retirement plans and services for individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.

The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic environment. They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior management in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.



Posted On: Thursday, October 22, 2020



Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: jgoldberg@jharlan.com – 212-792-0099 – www.jharlan.com 

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